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Year Month Type Name Description month
2006 January Award Brodrick Dr. Christie-Joy Brodrick (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology; Co-director, Alternative Fuels Program) will receive one of SAE International's Vincent Bendix Automotive Electronics Engineering Awards. The award will be presented April 3-6 during the SAE World Congress in Detroit. The award, established in 1976 in honor of 1931 SAE President Vincent Bendix, recognizes the authors of the best papers relating to automotive electronics. Brodrick has twice received the SAE Excellence in Oral Presentation Award and has received the U.S. Department of Transportation's Dwight D. Eisenhower Fellowship. 01
2006 January Appointments Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies; Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs) has been appointed to the National Committee on American Foreign Policy's 21-member academic Board of Advisers. Pham, a member of the committee since 2004, assumes the seat on the advisory board left vacant by the death last year of Saul Bellow. The winner of the 1976 Nobel Prize for Literature was one of Pham's professors at the University of Chicago. The NCAFP was founded in 1974 by the late Dr. Hans J. Morgenthau to identify, articulate and help advance American foreign policy interests from a nonpartisan perspective with the framework of political realism. 01
2006 January Publication Blake Dr. Charles H. Blake (Professor, Political Science) and Christopher G. Martin (JMU Class of 2001) have had an article, "The Dynamics of Political Corruption: Re-examining the Influence of Democracy," accepted for publication in Democratization. The article will appear in the February issue, volume 13, number 1. 01
2006 January Publication Butt Dr. John J. Butt (Professor, History) had "The Greenwood Dictionary of World History" published by Greenwood Press in December. Many of the dictionary's 2,000-plus entries of important people, events, places and ideas in world history were recommended by educational organizations and agencies, including the National Council for History Education, National Center for History in the Schools, World History Association and College Board World History Advanced Placement Test. 01
2006 January Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies; Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs) had a review of Andrew G. Bostom's book, "The Legacy of Jihad: Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims," published in National Review."House of War" was published in the Dec. 31 issue. 01
2006 January Grant Aboutabl Dr. Mohamed S. Aboutabl (Assistant Professor, Computer Science; Researcher, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) received $2,000 from Engedi Technologies Inc. to provide laboratory testing for the Secure Remote Management Drive. 01
2006 January Grant Beverly Dr. Cheryl L. Beverly (Associate Professor, Exceptional Education) received $12,798 from the Virginia Department of Education to facilitate general membership meetings and a general membership and early childhood special education providers conference. 01
2006 January Grant Choi Dr. Young B. Choi (Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) received $12,000 from the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute to support scholarly activities of a visiting research professor. 01
2006 January Grant Critzer Penelope Critzer (Co-Director, Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic) received $2,421 from the Virginia Department of Health to achieve community-based service systems for children with special health care needs and their families. 01
2006 January Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $1,694 from the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation to map and prepare an archaeological assessment of the Union Sibley tent camp on the property of the Heater Farm. 01
2006 January Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $500,774 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide childcare quality improvement training, intensive family support services for new parents and kindergarten transition programs and $1,614 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide supplemental educational services to the children of migrant farm workers in collaboration with local school districts and to assess language and educational experience and progress of individual students. 01
2006 January Grant Hurney Dr. Carol A. Hurney (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $15,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to investigate embryonic segmentation and tail development in the four-toed salamander. 01
2006 January Grant Kander Enedy Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology; Director, Geographic Science) and Dr. Joseph D. Enedy (Professor Emeritus, Geographic Science) received $38,768 from the Virginia Geographic Alliance for "Landscape As Text: Transect Virginia" to tour through the five physical regions of Virginia teaching the physical, human, economic and historical geography of the commonwealth. 01
2006 January Grant Linn Henderson Bright Dr. Reid J. Linn (Associate Dean, College of Graduate and Professional Programs; Professor, Exceptional Education), Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-Director, Region 5 Training/Technical Assistance Center) and Melinda B. Bright (Co-Director, T/TAC) received grants for $267,143 and $89,048 from the Virginia Department of Education to support T/TAC. 01
2006 January Grant Saunders Dr. Michael J. Saunders (Associate Professor, Kinesiology) received $27,152 from DSM Food Specialties to research and determine whether a carbohydrate-plus-protein beverage improves endurance performance and muscle recovery when compared to a conventional carbohydrate-only sports beverage. 01
2006 January Grant Scully Dr. Sean T. Scully (Assistant Professor, Physics) received $20,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Neutrino Constraints on the Origin of Ultrahigh Energy Cosmic Rays" to determine the signatures of the competing proposed models to improve cosmic ray data. 01
2006 January Grant Seal Dr. Brenda C. Seal (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $35,112 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide educational interpreters with a new DVD, "Teacher Sampler for sign-to-voice interpreting," and a three-credit course on educational interpreting. 01
2006 January Grant Wubah Dr. Daniel A. Wubah (Professor, Biology; Special Assistant, Office of the President) received $88,026 from the National Science Foundation to provide a research experience for undergraduates site program whereby students from U.S. universities will travel to the University of Cape Coast in Ghana during the summer to work on defined research projects under the mentorship of Ghanaian scientists. 01
2006 January Grant Wyngaard Dr. Grace A. Wyngaard (Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Variability in Chromatin Diminution as a Mechanism of Rapid Evolution" to understand how precise massive arrangements of genomes influence evolutionary change. 01
2006 January Presentation Lippke Dr. Richard L. Lippke (Professor, Philosophy) gave an invited presentation, "Imprisonable Offenses," Dec. 3 at an international conference on law and punishment at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. His paper will join other conference papers in a special issue of the Journal of Moral Philosophy, which will be published in November 2006. 01
2006 January Presentation Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies; Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs) participated in a round-table discussion, "Iraq and the Future of the Middle East," Dec. 22 at the Nixon Center in Washington, D.C. C-SPAN broadcast the discussion live and also aired a taped version of the event Dec. 23. The discussion was sponsored by The National Interest, a foreign policy journal that regularly publishes articles Pham writes. 01
2006 February Grant DeGraff Dr. Benjamin A. DeGraff (Professor Emeritus, Chemistry) received a $20,000 senior scientist mentor program grant from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. The program supports faculty with emeritus status who maintain active research programs in the chemical sciences and who mentor undergraduate students by guiding their research. 02
2006 February Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received $19,886 from the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining for Web site support to provide the global mine action community with easy access to the current international mine action standards. Barlow also received $5,574 from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for the Department of State Diplomacy in Action CD Project to develop, produce and deliver a multimedia interactive CD-ROM. 02
2006 February Grant Bolt Dr. Les L. Bolt (Associate Professor, Middle, Secondary and Math Education) received $103,600 from the Virginia Department of Education to evaluate the extent to which the Virginia Teacher Quality Enhancement Grant has met stated goals and to recommend best practices to enhance the supply of quality teachers in Virginia. 02
2006 February Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received two grants from the Virginia Public Broadcasting Board — $121,270 to provide community broadcast services and $34,243 to provide radio reading services. 02
2006 February Grant Martino-McAllister Wessel Dr. Jeanne M. Martino-McAllister (Associate Professor, Health Sciences) and Dr. M. Theresa Wessel (Professor, Health Sciences) received $76,185 from the Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation to support the delivery of 15, two-day Prevention Basics workshops. 02
2006 February Grant Minbiole Dr. Kevin P. Minbiole (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $184,475 from the National Science Foundation for "A Cyclopropane Fragmentation Approach to Heterocycle Synthesis" to develop a unified route to the synthesis of heterocycles with different ring size and heteroatom. 02
2006 February Grant Nye Hubbell Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) and Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $100,000 from the Virginia Department of Health to provide administration and planning services for the HIV Consortium for Northwest Region to improve the quality, availability and organization of health care and support services for individuals with HIV disease in the region. 02
2006 February Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $66,069 from the Health Resources and Services Administration to promote health careers and access to primary care for medically underserved populations through community-academic partnerships, $8,935 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Free Clinic to provide volunteer outpatient health services and $5,000 from Page County for "Safe and Stable Families" to support Healthy Families in Page County to develop positive parenting skills and to facilitate activities and programs that are consistent with positive child health and development. 02
2006 February Grant Seal Dr. Brenda C. Seal (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $3,500 from Gallaudet University to provide a JMU graduate student a research assistantship at the Cochlear Implant Education Center at Gallaudet University. 02
2006 February Presentation Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies; Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs) participated in a conference, "Security and Stability in Central Asia: Differing Interests and Perspectives," Jan. 9 and 10 in New York City. The conference, cosponsored by the Dwight D. Eisenhower National Security Series and the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, drew academic experts and senior political and military officials for off-the-record discussions. 02
2006 February Presentation Werner Greg Werner (Director, Strength and Conditioning; Instructor, Kinesiology) presented "Strength Training for the High School Athlete" and "Applying Concurrent Training Methods for Improving Sports Performance" at the Jan. 7 National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Convention in Philadelphia. 02
2006 February Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies; Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs) had a review essay, "The Limits of Intervention — Humanitarian or Otherwise," published in Human Rights & Human Welfare, a journal published by the Graduate School of International Studies of the University of Denver for the International Human Rights Consortium. His inquiry focuses on two books, "The Dark Sides of Virtue: Reassessing International Humanitarianism" by David Kennedy and "At the Point of a Gun: Democratic Dreams and Armed Intervention" by David Rieff. Pham serves on the editorial board of the journal. Also, Pham and George Mason Law School Professor Michael I. Krauss published an analysis of the Hamas victory in the Palestinian elections, "Terrorists at the Gates: Did we invite them over?" in The National Review. Pham also published "Reinventing Liberia: Civil Society, Governance, and a Nation's Post-War Recovery" in International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law, vol. 8, no. 2, January 2006. 02
2006 March Grant Aboutabl Dr. Mohamed S. Aboutabl (Assistant Professor, Computer Science; Researcher, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) received $4,369 from Engedi Technologies Inc. to provide laboratory testing for the Secure Remote Management Drive. 03
2006 March Grant Benzing Lundeen Dr. Thomas R. Benzing (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Bruce E. Lundeen (Administrator, Shenandoah Valley Pure Water 2000 Forum) received two grants of $270,300 and $77,952 from Shenandoah Valley Pure Water 2000 Forum to support the initiatives of the forum. 03
2006 March Grant DeVore Dr. Thomas C. DeVore (Professor, Chemistry) received $9,500 from the Academy of Applied Sciences to provide high-school researchers with opportunities to present their research at the Virginia Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. 03
2006 March Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $79,907 from the Virginia Department of Health to implement, enhance and evaluate comprehensive community-based youth suicide prevention/early intervention programming. 03
2006 March Grant Kander Nash Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Carole L. Nash (Instructor, Geographic Science Program) received $3,258 from the National Park Service to provide archaeological services for site documentation, excavations, artifact recovery and report preparation for the Limberlost parking area project in Shenandoah National Park. 03
2006 March Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $7,000 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to develop a renewable energy display to deliver a series of traveling road show presentations to Virginia stakeholders. 03
2006 March Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $5,750 from the Rockingham Memorial Hospital Foundation to support the Hispanic Diabetes Prevention program. 03
2006 March Grant Saunders Dr. Michael J. Saunders (Associate Professor, Kinesiology) received $1,677 from PacificHealth Labs to research and determine whether a carbohydrate plus protein beverage improves endurance performance and muscle recovery when compared to a conventional carbohydrate-only sports beverage. 03
2006 March Grant Simon Dr. Kevin S. Simon (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $14,500 from Canaan Valley Institute Inc. (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) to characterize Smith Creek prior to restoration efforts. 03
2006 March Grant Evans Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology) for "Attitudes Towards Nutritional Treatment: A Survey of Parents of Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder."— CISAT-Awarded Grant (Up to $4,000) 03
2006 March Grant Kerr Dr. Natalie Kerr (Assistant Professor, Psychology) for "The Impact of Announced Chapter Quizzes on Students' Self-Efficacy and Exam Performance."— CISAT-Awarded Grant (Up to $4,000) 03
2006 March Presentation Buckley Dr. Liam Buckley (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) presented the paper, "Portrait Photography in a Postcolonial Age: How Beauty Tells the Truth," at "Portrait Photography in African Worlds—A Symposium," an activity of the Patricia and Rowland Rebele Chair in History of Art and Visual Culture, University of California, Santa Cruz, Feb. 3-4. 03
2006 March Presentation Imani Dr. Nikitah Imani (Associate Professor, Sociology) was a keynote speaker at the 30th Pan-African conference at Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minn., on the topic of "The Pan-African Imperative," Feb. 24, and also presented selections from his Pan-African poetry from his anthology, The One. 03
2006 March Presentation Kerr Dr. Natalie Kerr (Assistant Professor, Psychology), M. Sullivan and A. Spears presented "Effective activities and demonstrations for teaching research methods" at the 18th Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology in February in Atlanta. 03
2006 March Presentation Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies; Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs) testified Feb. 8 before the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations of the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on International Relations. Pham was the lead witness on the second of two panel presentations on the open hearing's subject, "The Impact of Liberia's Election on West Africa."Pham also presented "Lessons from an Unlikely Pair: Israel and France Counterterrorism Lessons," the inaugural presentation in High Point University's "War on Terror" Lecture Series. The Feb. 20 lecture was sponsored by the North Carolina university's history and political science departments and its Honors Program. 03
2006 March Presentation Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) presented "From Laboratory to Lecture Hall: Using Behavior Analysis to Improve Your Teaching" at the Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology in January in St. Petersburg, Fla. 03
2006 March Publication Barron Evans Serpell Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology), Dr. Zewelanji N. Serpell (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and students L.E. Baranik and E.C. Buvinger had an article, "Achievement goals of students with ADHD," accepted for publication in "Learning Disability Quarterly." 03
2006 March Publication Barron Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology), student L.E. Baranik and S.J. Finney wrote "An Evaluation of a 2x2 Measure of Achievement Goals for a Work Domain," an article in press for Educational and Psychological Measurement. Barron and student J.A. Thomas wrote "A test of multiple achievement goal benefits in physical education activities" in Applied Journal of Sport Psychology. 03
2006 March Publication Bowers Dr. Stephen R. Bowers (Professor, Political Science) and Valeria Ciobanu wrote a report, "Traffic in Women in the Republic of Moldova," which has been accepted by the Foreign Intelligence Special Service of Georgia as part of the training program for their investigators and by the U.S. State Department for inclusion in Foreign Services Institute training materials. The deputy head of the foreign relations division of the Republic of Georgia's special service wrote, "Your examination of smuggling routes and border security issues are extremely helpful to us in our efforts to combat crime, illegal trafficking and terrorism and as a result to ensure stability and prosperity of the region." 03
2006 March Publication Evans Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology) wrote an article, "Introduction to special issue on school based treatment of children and adolescents with ADHD," for the "Journal of Attention Disorders," 9, 245-247. Evans co-wrote with G.R. Henriques an article, "James Madison University: Psychological Sciences Program (Clinical Concentration)," for The Behavior Therapist, 28, 126-127. Evans co-wrote with M.D. Weist, "Expanded school mental health: Challenges and opportunities in an emerging field" in Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 34, 3-6. Evans, et.al., wrote "Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adolescents: A review of the diagnosis, treatment and clinical implications" in Pediatrics, 115 (6), 1734-1746. 03
2006 March Publication Evans Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology) and students J. Allen and S. Moore and V. Strauss wrote an article, "Measuring symptoms and functioning of youth with ADHD in middle schools," for the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 33, 695-706. With students J. Allen, E. Buvinger and J. Langberg and V. Raggi, Evans wrote an article, "Development of a school-based treatment program for middle school youth with ADHD," for the Journal of Attention Disorders, 9, 343-353. With student B. Smith and B. Molina, Evans wrote an article, "Getting started in treatment development of middle school based services," for In Balance, the newsletter of American Psychological Association division 53. Evans, student K. Franz and E. Mullett and M. Weist wrote an article, "Feasibility of the 'Mind Matters' school mental health promotion program in American schools," for the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 34, 51-58. With student B. Timmins, Evans wrote "Finding their niche: The role of master's programs in scientist/practitioner model graduate training" in The Behavior Therapist, 28, 123-124. With student L.C. White, Evans wrote "Book Review: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: State of the Sciences: Best Practices" in the Journal of Attention Disorders, 9, 369-370. With students C. Masse, R. Brown and A. Grove, Evans wrote "What parents and teachers should know: Effective treatments for youth with ADHD" in School Social Work and Mental Health Worker's Training and Resource Manual. 03
2006 March Publication Evans Serpell Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology), Dr. Zewelanji N. Serpell (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and student A. Green wrote an article, "Community participation in the treatment development process using assessment and Community Development Teams," for the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 34, 765-771. Evans and Serpell wrote an article, "Mentoring: A powerful method for teaching," for The Pedagogy Post. They wrote, with student C. White, "The transition to middle school: Preparing for challenge and success" for Attention! Magazine. With students B. Timmins, M. Sibley and L.C. White, Evans and Serpell wrote "Developing Coordinated Multimodal School-Based Treatment for Young Adolescents with ADHD for Education and Treatment of Children. 03
2006 March Publication Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) published the Virginia Child Protection Newsletter focusing on "Bullying in Schools," 75, 1-16. 03
2006 March Publication Mittal Dr. Sushil Mittal (Associate Professor, Religion) co-wrote and edited the book,"Religions of South Asia: An Introduction," published in February by Routledge Publishers. Mittal also edits the "International Journal of Hindu Studies"; volumes 7-9, nearly 700 pages of edited scholarship, were recently published. 03
2006 March Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies; Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs) wrote "Beijing's Great Game: Understanding Chinese Strategy in Central Eurasia," published in the February issue of "American Foreign Interests," vol. 28, no. 1. The article is the first in a series of studies by Pham the journal will publish over the next year on various aspects of the People's Republic of China's global economic, political and military strategy. 03
2006 March Publication Schultz Evans Dr. Brandon Schultz (Adjunct Faculty, Psychology; School Consultant, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center) and Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology) wrote "To mainstream or not to mainstream: What does the research evidence say?" in "School Social Work and Mental Health Worker's Training and Resource Manual." 03
2006 March Publication Serpell Evans Dr. Zewelanji N. Serpell (Assistant Professor, Psychology), Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology), and K. Barbour wrote "The significance of culture: Understanding barriers to care and the diagnosis of ADHD in African American youth" in Report on Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in Youth, 5, 63-75, which was published by the Center for the Advancement of Children's Mental Health, Columbia University. 03
2006 March Publication Stoloff Apple Barron Reis-Bergan Sundre Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology), Dr. Kevin J. Apple (Assistant Head and Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. Monica Reis-Bergan (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Donna Sundre (Executive Director, Center for Assessment and Research Studies) wrote a chapter in "Measuring Up: Educational Assessment Challenges and Practices for Psychology," selected as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2005 by "Choice" magazine, a periodical of the American Library Association. 03
2006 March Service Kerr Saville Zinn Dr. Natalie Kerr (Assistant Professor, Psychology), Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor, Psychology) are moderators for "PsychTeacher," a discussion list for teachers of psychology owned by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. 03
2006 March Service Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) has been appointed to serve a three-year term as chair of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology Teaching Awards Committee for 2006-09. 03
2006 April Appointments Echterling Dr. Lennis G. Echterling (Professor, Graduate Psychology; Director, Counseling Psychology) was appointed to the Terrorism and Disaster Behavioral Health Advisory Council for Virginia, which was formed by the governor's office to provide guidance to Virginia's key disaster-response entities. The council's membership includes disaster experts from state agencies, community services boards, American Red Cross, military and academic institutions. 04
2006 April Appointments Holman Dr. JoAnne M. Holman (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) was invited to join the Consumer Affairs and Outreach Working Group of the Consumer Advisory Committee, Federal Communications Commission. The committee is to make recommendations to the FCC regarding consumer issues within the jurisdiction of the commission and to facilitate the participation of consumers in proceedings before the commission. 04
2006 April Award Buckley Mikhail Mookerjea-Leonard Three faculty from the College of Arts and Letters received the 2006 Edna T. Shaeffer Humanist Award for summer research and writing on scholarly research project in the humanities, announced March 28: Dr. Liam Buckley (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) will research his project, "Is There a Home Away from Home? West African Portraiture and Transnational Aesthetics"; Dr. Maged Mikhail (Assistant Professor, History) will research "Egypt from Late Antiquity to Early Islam"; Dr. Debali Mookerjea-Leonard (Assistant Professor, English) will research "The Paradox of Independence: Literature and the Trauma of Partition" referring to the division of British India into India and Pakistan that accompanied decolonization in 1947. The award of $4,000 each is funded through a bequest of the late Evelyn Pugh, a 1936 Madison graduate and a career English teacher and is named in honor of Shaeffer, a music faculty member from 1915 to 1956. 04
2006 April Award Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) was selected to receive the 2006 Champion for Children Award by Prevent Child Abuse Virginia, which recognizes a long-term commitment to and investment in Virginia's children and their families by individuals and organizations. 04
2006 April Award Stewart Dr. Steve Stewart (Professor, Health Sciences) was selected to receive the American Association of Health Education's 2006 Professional Service to the Health Education Award for 2006, presented at the AAHE/American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance national convention, April 28. The award honors an individual who has demonstrated substantial service to AAHE as an officer, committee member, program participant and leadership to the health education profession. 04
2006 April Exhibition Rooker Mark D. Rooker (Assistant Professor, Art and Art History) is exhibiting his artwork that tells science-fiction stories, "Mark Rooker: Jewelry," at Pittsburg State University in Kansas through April 5. Rooker also designed the exhibition's interactive display in PSU's University Gallery. 04
2006 April Grant Burchard Melinda S. Burchard (Learning Strategies Coordinator, Disability Services) received $300 from Phi Delta Kappa to assist students with disabilities in the development of independence, responsibility and effective self-advocacy. 04
2006 April Grant Campbell Sgt. Margaret A. Campbell (Crime Prevention Coordinator, Police and Safety) received $6,000 from CINTAS Corp. to obtain Automated External Defibrillators for the JMU police department. 04
2006 April Grant Coverstone C. Scott Coverstone (Support Services Division Commander, Police and Safety) received $95,248 from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management to provide equipment, training, planning and exercises for first responders to develop better preparedness to prevent, respond and recover from potential acts of terrorism. 04
2006 April Grant Dell Noce Dr. Dorothy J. Della Noce (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies) received $8,056 from the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation Inc. to direct and execute the institute's knowledge creation and dissemination function. 04
2006 April Grant Downey Dr. Daniel M. Downey (Professor, Chemistry) received $8,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service to inventory water quality of forest streams and to monitor the effects on stream water chemistry. 04
2006 April Grant Evans Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology) received $1,500 from Eli Lilly & Co. to sponsor an attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder conference. 04
2006 April Grant Gabbin Dr. Joanne V. Gabbin (Executive Director, Furious Flower Poetry Center; Professor, English) received $20,000 from the R.R. Donnelley Foundation to promote poetry while assisting trauma survivors of Hurricane Katrina through producing an anthology of poetry written by hurricane survivors, observers and professional poets. 04
2006 April Grant Haworth Elizabeth Haworth (Assistant Director, Furious Flower Poetry Center) received $500 from the Arts Council of the Valley for "Nikki Giovanni Presents Truth Is On Its Way': The 35th Anniversary Celebration Concert." 04
2006 April Grant Hughes Taylor Dr. W. Christopher Hughes (Assistant Professor, Physics) and Dr. Gerald R. Taylor (Director Emeritus, Center for Materials Science; Professor Emeritus, Physics and Integrated Science and Technology) received $67,000 from the National Science Foundation to provide research experiences for undergraduates involving faculty from five academic departments and to focus on providing high-quality research experiences in materials science. 04
2006 April Grant Reeves Henry A. Reeves (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $380,875 from the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide technical advice and guidance and to serve as a business and economic information focal point for small businesses. 04
2006 April Grant Rivera-Hainaj Dr. Rosa E. Rivera-Hainaj (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $174,775 from the National Science Foundation to attract more students from under-represented backgrounds to obtain undergraduate degrees in the biological and chemical sciences. 04
2006 April Grant Rumbo Dr. Joseph D. Rumbo (Assistant Professor, Sociology) received a Faculty Initiative Development Grant from the Office of International Programs to present two papers at two conferences: "Exploring the Symbolic Universe of the Rainbow: A Framework for Doing Consumer Research at the Market's Edge," at the Annual Asia-Pacific Region Conference of the Association for Consumer Research in June 2006 in Sydney, Australia, and "Cultivating Alternative Self-Schemas and Lifestyles: Resisting the Normativity of Consumerism," to be presented at the International Centre for Anti-Consumption Research, also in June 2006, in Auckland, New Zealand. 04
2006 April Grant Stover Dr. Lynne F. Stover (Teacher Consultant, Center for Economic Education) received $1,647 from the National Council on Economic Education to conduct a teacher-training workshop on the Mathematics and Economics: Connections for Life, 3-5 curriculum series. 04
2006 April Presentation Wyngaard Dr. Grace A. Wyngaard (Professor, Biology) gave a presentation on reforms of the biology department's curriculum at the Biology Leadership Conference: Shaping the Future of Introductory Biology for Majors III, held in Bermuda. 04
2006 April Presentation Kraenzle Dr. Helmut Kraenzle (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology; Professor and Director, Master's Program in Remote Sensing and GIS at the United Arab Emirates University) presented the keynote address, "Tracking Shipping Containers with a Geospatial Information System for National Security," on the National Security Track of the Map Middle East 2006 Conference on Geospatial, Technology and Application, held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 26-29. 04
2006 April Presentation Lewis Dr. Laura Lewis (Associate Professor, Anthropology) presented "Performing La America in Black-Indian Mexico: Race, Gender and the Nation," on the panel Place, Space and Stage: Performing Gender in the Americas at the XXVI International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, San Juan,Puerto Rico, March. She also chaired the panel. 04
2006 April Presentation Lewis Dr. Laura Lewis (Associate Professor, Anthropology) presented her current research at the Afro-Mexican Studies Symposium at the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, Chicago, March 31-April 1. 04
2006 April Presentation Poulson Dr. Stephen Poulson (Assistant Professor, Sociology) presented "Political Opportunities, Legitimacy and the Strategies of Violence among Movement Groups in Iraq," at the Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, March 24. 04
2006 April Presentation Robinson Dr. Christine M. Robinson (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies) presented "The Social Structure of the Ex-Gay Movement in Virginia" at the Virginia Social Science Association Meeting in Richmond, March 25. 04
2006 April Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies; Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs) wrote "Strategic Horizons," a review essay published in the Spring 2006 issue of The National Interest, no. 83. The essay in the foreign policy journal focuses on four books published in 2005: "American Global Strategy and the War on Terrorism'" by Hall Gardner, "The American Era: Power and Strategy for the 21st Century" by Robert J. Lieber, "New Glory: Expanding America's Global Supremacy" by Ralph Peters and "Taming American Power: The Global Response to U.S. Primacy" by Stephen M. Walt. Pham also wrote "Torture, Democracy and the War on Terrorism," an essay published in vol. 6, no. 4 of The Long Term View, a journal of the Massachusetts School of Law at Andover. Pham presented the essay at a symposium, sponsored by the law school, which focused on the question "Are Our Highest Officials Guilty of Torture?" 04
2006 April Publication Poulson Dr. Stephen Poulson (Assistant Professor, Sociology) published "Iranian Public Opinion Matters," in the "Roanoke Times," March 19. 04
2006 April Publication Wyngaard Dr. Grace A. Wyngaard (Professor, Biology) is one of four authors of "Genetic architecture of the cryptic species complex of Acanthocyclops vernalis (Crustacea: Copepoda) II. Crossbreeding experiments, cytogenetics and a model of chromosomal evolution," an article published in the February issue of Evolution. (Click here for a NSF brief on the article.) 04
2006 April Publication Yoon Sang Yoon (Professor, Art and Art History) had two logo designs, one for the Furious Flower Poetry Center at JMU and the other for Rich Cleaners, selected for publication in "American Corporate Identity 22." Harper Collins Publishers will release the full-color hardback book in late 2006. Yoon will receive a Certificate of Design Excellence for her work. 04
2006 May Award Stewart Dr. Stephen Stewart (Director, Strategic Alliances and Special Projects for the College of Integrated Science and Technology; Professor, Health Sciences) received an American Association of Health Education Professional Service to Health Education Award for 2006 at the association's national convention April 28. The award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated substantial service to AAHE as an officer, committee member, program participant and leadership to the profession. 05
2006 May Award Zinn Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) won the Society for the Teaching of Psychology Outstanding Poster Award for "Interteaching: Are quality points necessary?" at the 18th annual Southeastern Teaching of Psychology conference in Atlanta in February. They also presented the poster at the Virginia Association for Behavior Analysis Conference in Harrisonburg in March. 05
2006 May Grant Baedke Dr. Steve J. Baedke (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $44,312 from the U.S. Geological Survey for "Hydrologic and Geochemical Effects of Climate Change on Great Lakes Wetlands" to investigate and quantify groundwater and surface water around Lakes Huron and Michigan that contain strandplains of beach ridges and wetlands. 05
2006 May Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received two grants from the U.S. Department of State: $367,500 to encourage and stimulate the support of programs undertaken by the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement and $94,801 to support the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement by designing, developing, identifying, gathering, managing and distributing information. Barlow also received $30,184 from the Canadian Centre for Mine Action Technologies to produce and distribute Technology Journal, a body of literature describing the current initiatives related to humanitarian mine action technology. 05
2006 May Grant Bigler Philip B. Bigler (Director, James Madison Center) received $15,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for the 2006 Teachers of Promise Institute to provide quality professional development opportunity for pre-service teachers from all of the state's 37 accrediting institutions. 05
2006 May Grant Brodrick Dr. Christie-Joy Brodrick (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $73,719 from Frederick County for "Ozone Outreach in Winchester and Frederick County - Year 2" to develop a regional program for air quality management in the Valley to include a broad range of air pollution education and outreach programs in the region. 05
2006 May Grant Carothers Cavey Dr. David C. Carothers (Head and Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) and Dr. Laurie O. Cavey (Assistant Professor, Middle, Secondary and Math Education) received $158,776 from the Virginia Department of Education to offer a coherent program of professional development in content areas meeting specific needs in high-school mathematics in support of the Virginia Standards of Learning. 05
2006 May Grant Cleland Dr. Corey L. Cleland (Associate Professor, Biology) received $6,000 from the National Science Foundation to improve understanding of the principles by which the nervous system coordinates muscles across joints and solves the "degrees of freedom" problem in motor control. 05
2006 May Grant Coffman Sternberger Dr. Jennifer E. Coffman (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) and Dr. Lee G. Sternberger (Assistant Vice President, Academic Affairs; Executive Director, International Programs) received $75,000 from the U.S. Department of Education to facilitate a seminar to benefit the pedagogy of schoolteachers from Virginia, while also providing both material and pedagogical benefits for Kenyan teachers and schools. 05
2006 May Grant Coverstone C. Scott Coverstone (Support Services Division Commander, Police and Safety) received $95,248 from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management to provide equipment, training, planning and exercises for first responders to develop better preparedness to prevent, respond and recover from potential acts of terrorism. 05
2006 May Grant Daniel Ronn M. Daniel (Assistant Professor, Art and Art History) received $1,800 from DuPont to build a public exhibit about the work of the South River Science Team. 05
2006 May Grant Evans Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology) received $176,793 from the National Institutes of Health for "Developing School-Based Treatment of ADHD Adolescents - Year 2" to complete a small controlled clinical trial to obtain the necessary pilot data to potentially support a larger scale evaluation and to develop treatment fidelity measures. Evans also received $122,271 from the U.S. Department of Education through the WGBH Educational Foundation for "Embedding Evident-Based Behavioral and Learning Strategies in Interactive Media for Children with ADHD" to develop game-focused interactive technologies that provide children and their parents with strategies and skills that can ameliorate the impact of ADHD. 05
2006 May Grant Gilje Dr. John W. Gilje (Professor, Chemistry) received $39,200 from Research Corp. to seek methods to further integrate undergraduate research experiences into the chemistry and physics department curriculum. 05
2006 May Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $3,087 from the Virginia Department of Education to offer pre-kindergarten summer school classes to migrant and English-as-a-Second-Language students. 05
2006 May Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $677 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Free Clinic to provide volunteer outpatient health services. 05
2006 May Grant Simon Dr. Kevin S. Simon (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $800 from Sigma Xi for "Effects of Organic Matter Quality and Invertebrate Grazing on Microbial Communities in Cave Streams" to investigate how microbial communities respond to alterations in dissolved organic matter quality and the presence of grazers. 05
2006 May Grant Whisnant Dr. C. Steven Whisnant (Head and Professor, Physics) received $20,000 from the National Science Foundation for "The Study of Intermediate Energy Photonuclear Physics with Polarized Beams and Targets" to engage in a program of Compton scattering and meson and N* production. 05
2006 May Presentation Andre Rogers Baker Serdikoff Evans Henriques Zinn Reis-Bergan Many psychology faculty and students presented posters at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association in Baltimore March 16-19, including:
  • Dr. Jeffrey Andre (Associate Professor) and student Michelle Shores, "Effects of Color, Wings and Position on the Magnitude of the Combined Muller-Lyer and Ponzo Illusion." Andre and students Michael Hall, Heidi Jennings and Katie Fox, "Exploring Whether There is an Auditory Correlate to Tunnel Vision."
  • Dr. Sheena J. Rogers (Head and Professor, Graduate Psychology) and students Kristen Hollie Fries, Aaron M. Kimmelman, Jesse B. Pappas and Michael A. Sottolano, "Contribution of Voice Recognition to Eyewitness Identification."
  • Dr. Suzanne Baker (Professor) and student L. Brooke Poerstel, "Effect of Cage Size on Development of Behavioral Stereotypes in Deer Mice, Peromyscus maniculatus."
  • Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Associate Professor) and students Janie E. Webb, Andrew D. Hucks, M. Brad Kincheloe, Daniel J. Hoffman and Jane T. Slomski as well as A. Charles Catania, "Assessing Reinforcement Mechanisms in Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder."
  • Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor) and students Haley Gleason, Chiqita M. Cross, Claudia E. Howell, Ann L. Wengel and Erin S. Peacock, "Potential Sources of Strain in Parents of Children with ADHD." Evans and students Pamela Elizabeth Schardin, Jeanne M. Donaghy, Emily A. Barlow and Claudia E. Howell, "Parent/Child Agreement on the —Issues Checklist.'"
  • Dr. Gregg Henriques (Assistant Professor), Rogers and Andre and students Daniel Paulson and Jesse Pappas, "Effect of Negative Affect on Estimation of Egocentric Distance."
  • Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor) and student Chelsea Wieczorek, "How Do Students Perceive Intelligence and Diversity?" Zinn and students Kimberly A. Marchuk, Bridget S. Schultz and John F. Magnotti, "Are Students Customers? The Students' Viewpoint" and "Does Effort Still Count? More on What Makes the Grade."
  • Andre and student Jennifer Nicole Pic, "The Effect of Cue Relevance and Stimulus Contrast on Performance and Recall in Word Searches."
  • Dr. Monica Reis-Bergan (Assistant Professor), Serdikoff and student J. Philip Erb Jr., "Attitudes Towards Criminal Sentencing Options: Dispositional Forgiveness and Crime Severity."
  • Rogers and students Jesse Pappas, Kristen Fries, Katie Rose and Sandy Lawson, "Into the Monster's Den: Investigating the Pleasure Paradox of Cinematic Horror."
  • Baker and Serdikoff and student Magen Lynn Sier, "Preferred Associates in a Zoo Giraffe Herd."
  • Serdikoff and students Melissa A. Zaleski, Andrew D. Hucks and Elizabeth A. Dalanis, "A Comparison of Programmed Instruction and Programmed Instruction with Interteaching."
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2006 May Presentation Barron Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology), student L.E. Baranik and S.J. Finney presented "Mastery-avoidance at work: Discriminant and construct validity" at annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in San Francisco in April. Barron and students C. Walker, P.K. Kaliski and L. Rezner presented "The Qualitative Phase of an Exploratory Mixed Method Investigation of College Classroom Climates" at the same meeting. 05
2006 May Presentation Gibson Dr. Pamela R. Gibson (Professor, Psychology) and student Amanda Lindberg presented "Work and Community Access for People with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities" at the Work Stress and Health Conference in Miami in March. 05
2006 May Presentation Kahn Dr. Arnold S. Kahn (Professor, Psychology) and student A.R. Lau presented "College Woman's Experiences of Street Harassment" at annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association in Atlanta, March 16-19. Kahn was the research adviser for another presentation, "Resisting Rape," which students K. Aufderhaar, B. Corbett, A. Hall, R. Heiser, K. Milligan and J. Neary presented at the same meeting. 05
2006 May Presentation Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Assistant Professor, Justice Studies) presented a lecture, "—Our Values and Our National Interest': Towards a New U.S. Strategy in Africa for the 21st Century," at the Graduate Department of Defense and Strategic Studies, Missouri State University, Fairfax, March 30. Pham also participated in a panel discussion, "Charles Taylor on Trial," at the U.S. Institute of Peace, Washington, D.C., April 7. 05
2006 May Presentation Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and students T. Houser and K. Knicely presented a poster, "Maximizing, satisficing and delay discounting in college students," at the Virginia Association for Behavior Analysis Conference in Harrisonburg in March. 05
2006 May Presentation Serdikoff Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Associate Professor, Psychology) and students J.E. Webb, A.D. Hucks, M.B. Kincheloe, D.J. Hoffman as well as A.C. Catania presented a poster, "Assessing reinforcement mechanisms in Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder," at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association in Baltimore in March. 05
2006 May Presentation Talley Dr. Cheryl Talley (Associate Professor, Psychology) and students Sarah Thomas and Lizbeth Keller presented a poster, "The Effects of Methylene Blue on Rat Performance in the 8-arm Radial Maze," at the Symposium for Young Neuroscientists and Professors of the Southeast at Davidson College April 1. 05
2006 May Publication Bolyard Dr. Charles Bolyard (Assistant Professor, Philosophy) had an article, "Augustine, Epicurus and External World Skepticism," published in The Journal of the History of Philosophy, 44:2 (2006) 157-68. 05
2006 May Publication Flage Dr. Daniel E. Flage (Professor, Philosophy) has had a paper on Berkeley accepted for publication in a Humanity Books collection of essays on the philosopher. 05
2006 May Publication Harris Abrahamson Huffman Dr. C.M. Harris (Professor, Psychology), Dr. C.E. Abrahamson (Professor, Psychology), Dr. C.J. Huffman (Assistant Professor, Psychology), J.S. Halonen and D.A. Pastor published "Assessing general education outcomes in introductory psychology" in "Best Practices for Teaching Introduction to Psychology," a book edited by D.S. Dunn and S.L. Chew for Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 05
2006 May Publication Harris Lauer Simon Dr. Reid N. Harris (Professor, Biology), Antje Lauer (Instructor, Biology), Mary Alice Simon (Laboratory Technician, Biology) and Timothy Y. James and Amit Patel of Duke University published an article, "Amphibian Pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis Is Inhibited by the Cutaneous Bacteria of Amphibian Species," in EcoHealth, March 2006, a special issue on amphibian decline. The article about the scientists' groundbreaking study explains the isolation of bacteria from the skin of salamanders that inhibit the grown of the pathogen causing widespread declines. "It may be possible to use these bacteria to help treat infected amphibians and cure them of this disease," said lead author Harris in an EcoHealth news release. "If we can treat captive animals, it might be possible to reintroduce them into the wild once the disease has swept through a region." 05
2006 May Publication Maclean Dr. Iain S. Maclean (Associate Professor, Religion) had his newest book, "Reconciliation, Nations and Churches in Latin America," published by Ashagate Publishers. 05
2006 May Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Assistant Professor, Justice Studies) had published in the New York International Law Review, vol. 19, no. 1, a 73-page study, "A Viable Model for International Criminal Justice: The Special Court for Sierra Leone." The document is the most comprehensive study to date on the special court, which is receiving international attention as the United Nations-backed tribunal that recently arraigned former Liberian leader Charles Taylor on an 11-count indictment alleging that he bore responsibility for war crimes in neighboring Sierra Leone. Pham also recently wrote a review of "You Must Set Forth at Dawn: A Memoir," the autobiography of Wole Soyinka, Africa's first Nobel Laureate in Literature, for the Wilson Quarterly, Spring 2006. The revised paperback edition of Pham's 2004 book, "Heirs of the Fisherman: Behind the Scenes of Papal Death and Succession," has been published by Oxford University Press. The new edition includes coverage of the election of Pope Benedict XVI. 05
2006 July Appointments Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Assistant Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies; Research Fellow, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) has been appointed an adjunct fellow of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a nonprofit, nonpartisan policy institute focused on promoting pluralism, defending democratic values and fighting the ideologies that drive terrorism. 07
2006 July Award Krech Joyce Krech (Training and Operations Coordinator, Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center) has been named the 2006 State Star of the Virginia Small Business Development Center Network. Krech will receive the award Sept. 15 at the annual conference of the Association of Small Business Development Centers in Houston. 07
2006 July Grant Benzing Dr. Thomas R. Benzing (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $59,000 from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to integrate local water quality issues into the larger effort to improve Chesapeake Bay water quality. 07
2006 July Grant Blandino Dr. Joseph R. Blandino (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $24,982 from the National Institute of Aerospace to conduct experiments to investigate photogrammetric methodologies and camera configurations that support shape determination for parachutes during descent phases. 07
2006 July Grant Critzer Penelope Critzer (Director, Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic) received $85,628 from the Virginia Department of Education to support the education programs of the clinic. 07
2006 July Grant Flint William D. Flint (Adjunct Faculty, Biology) received $2,500 from the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources to continue monitoring two known populations and to delineate the northern range distribution of the Cow Knob salamander, Plethodon punctatus with emphasis on any disjunct populations north of Shenandoah Mountain in West Virginia. 07
2006 July Grant Foucar-Szocki Dr. Diane L. Foucar-Szocki (Head, Learning, Technology and Leadership; Professor, Adult Education/Human Resource Development) received $193,974 from the Virginia Department of Education for the WE CARE Community Learning Center to provide after-school and summer programming to help English-as-a-Second-Language and low-literacy native speakers at the elementary-school level to improve academic achievement. 07
2006 July Grant Frysinger Dr. Steven P. Frysinger (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Computer Science) received $10,729 from the National Park Service to provide project design and management services, research and data management support of the development of more effective conservation law enforcement and resources protection capacities and $9,600 from the park service to provide expertise in the state of the art of information-driven policing. 07
2006 July Grant Harmes Wise Dr. J. Christine Harmes (Assistant Assessment Specialist and Assistant Coordinator of the Institute for Computer-Based Assessment, Center for Assessment and Research Studies; Assistant Professor, Graduate Psychology) and Dr. Steven L. Wise (Director and Senior Assessment Specialist, Center for Assessment and Research Studies; Professor, Graduate Psychology) received $135,718 from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing to develop a new set of innovative items that will advance the assessment of nursing practice. 07
2006 July Grant Harris Dr. Teresa T. Harris (Professor, Early Childhood Education) received $193,974 from the Virginia Department of Education for the X-SEL Community Learning Center to provide after-school and summer programming to help English-as-a-Second-Language and low-literacy native speakers at the elementary-school level to improve academic achievement. 07
2006 July Grant Herrick Dr. James B. Herrick (Associate Professor, Biology) received $35,205 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to develop a more complete understanding of the occurrence of virulence and antibiotic resistance genes at Michigan beaches. 07
2006 July Grant Heydari Dr. M. Hossain Heydari (Professor, Computer Science) received $15,000 from the National Security Agency to provide conference travel funds for New Security Paradigms Workshop participants. 07
2006 July Grant Hilton Dr. Jane C. Hilton (Clinical Instructor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $7,500 from Rockingham County Public Schools to provide an intensive summer intervention program for children from Rockingham County who have a diagnosis of autism and Pervasive Development Disorder. 07
2006 July Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $29,006 from the Virginia Department of Education to offer pre-kindergarten summer school classes to migrant and English-as-a-Second Language students. 07
2006 July Grant Kander Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology; Director, Geographic Science Program) received $70,000 from the City of Harrisonburg to integrate information technology by clustering e-commerce, communication, homeland security and information security and assurance companies to foster a high-technology economy for the city and $58,050 from the U.S. Geological Survey to use mining remediation equipment at JMU for further work on ozonation technology and other drainage-contaminant related technologies. 07
2006 July Grant Kolvoord Dr. Robert A. Kolvoord (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Learning, Technology and Leadership) received $136,024 from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to address the need for comprehensive staff development and curriculum integration by assisting Virginia teachers in grades 6 to 9 to use Geographic Information System and Geographic Positioning System technology applications. 07
2006 July Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $44,010 from the Maryland Energy Administration to assess the wind resource potential for promising sites throughout Maryland and to initiate a state-based anemometer loan program for Maryland. 07
2006 July Grant Niculescu Dr. M. Ioana Niculescu (Assistant Professor, Physics) and Dr. Gabriel Niculescu (Assistant Professor, Physics) received $18,778 from the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory to participate in the research and development of the MINERvA Detector. 07
2006 July Grant Noftsinger Lane Kander Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Learning, Technology and Leadership), Dr. Malcolm G. Lane (Head and Professor, Computer Science) and Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $878,013 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to extend the Network Security Risk Assessment Modeling Tool and the Portable Network Security Analysis Tool and to design and implement an information analysis curriculum. 07
2006 July Grant Noftsinger Knight Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Learning, Technology and Leadership) and Elizabeth B. Knight (Director, Economic Development and Partnership Programs) received $41,770 from the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council to support the SVTC, which serves as an advocate for developing the technological and workforce development infrastructure required to support technology-related industries in the region. 07
2006 July Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received two grants from the Virginia Department of Health— $76,312 to support community health workers in Virginia and $20,000 to coordinate the first Girls Empowered to Make Success statewide training for GEMS teen participants. 07
2006 July Grant Ryals Dr. Brenda M. Ryals (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $125,000 from the American Auditory Society to support the editor-in-chief of the Ear and Hearing Journal and $113,750 from the National Institutes of Health to clarify the developmental progression of the anatomy and function on the inner ear of two strains of canary with normal hearing and with hearing loss. 07
2006 July Grant Solometo Dr. Julie P. Solometo (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) received $5,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service to survey and conduct excavations at sites threatened by erosion, collectors and looters in Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. 07
2006 July Grant Whisnant Dr. C. Steven Whisnant (Head and Professor, Physics) received $667,675 from the National Science Foundation to establish a JMU detector laboratory equipped with Nal anti-coincidence shields. 07
2006 July Grant Wood Dr. William C. Wood (Professor, Economics; Director, Center for Economic Education) received $70,040 from Shenandoah Valley Economic Education Inc. to provide school systems of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County with economic teacher consultation, training and assistance and $8,500 from the Virginia Council on Economic Education to deliver the statewide programs of the council within the Shenandoah Valley during 2006-07. 07
2006 July Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Assistant Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies; Research Fellow, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) co-authored with Michael I. Krauss of George Mason University School of Law an article, "Why Israel Is Free to Set Its Own Borders," which was published in the July-August 2006 issue of Commentary. Pham also published a review, "Beyond Humanitarianism," of "Africa-U.S. Relations: Strategic Encounters," a book edited by Donald Rothchild and Edmond J. Keller in The Wilson Quarterly, summer 2006 issue. 07
2006 July Service Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Assistant Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies; Research Fellow, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) testified June 29 at a joint oversight hearing on "Somalia: Expanding Crisis in the Horn of Africa" held by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on International Relations' Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights, and International Operations and International Terrorism and Nonproliferation. 07
2006 December Appointments Reid Robert D. Reid (Dean, College of Business) was named to the Maintenance of Accreditation Committee of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, which accredits 528 business schools in 30 nations. Reid, the committee's only Virginia representative, will serve for three years. The 15-member committee oversees the five-year maintenance of review of AACSB-accredited business schools, a key component of the ongoing improvement process required by AACSB standards. The committee works to ensure that standards are applied consistently and equitably across teams and across programs reviewed. "We are fortunate to have Dean Reid as a member of our Maintenance of Accreditation Committee and look forward to his contributions in the coming year," said Jerry Trapnell, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. "His expertise is most valuable to our association as we embark on another full year of accreditation activities." 12
2006 December Appointments Rothenberger John Rothenberger (Entrepreneur in Residence, Business) was named the first entrepreneur in residence in a new Center for Entrepreneurship program designed to allow students and faculty to interact with a successful entrepreneur who can provide insight, expertise and advice on a variety of issues pertaining to entrepreneurship and venture creation. Rothenberger, a JMU alumnus, founded Strategic Enterprise Solutions Inc. after 9-11 to deliver IT and business services and solutions to improve homeland security. He is a seasoned business executive with more than 16 years of executive leadership, strategic business planning, business development and management experience. Prior to starting SE Solutions, Rothenberger founded Aspire Technology Group (formerly Clover Technologies) and served as its president from 1993 to early March 2000. He graduated from JMU with a bachelor of business administration in marketing degree in 1988, and serves on JMU's Executive Advisory Council and serves as a regular judge for the College of Business' annual business plan competition. Rothenberger is also a University of Pennsylvania Wharton School Business Fellow. Rothenberger will hold office hours in the College of Business and is available to speak to classes and other groups. 12
2006 December Grant Fiegener Dr. Mark K. Fiegener (Assistant Professor, Management) received $42,314 from the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center to extend understanding of how lifeline organizations make decisions about investments to mitigate earthquake risks in ways that can help managers and other key decision makers. 12
2006 December Grant Gobetz Dr. Katrina E. Gobetz (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $24,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to quantify digging ability among ages, sexes, individuals and species of several mammals. 12
2006 December Grant Haworth Elizabeth Haworth (Assistant Director, Furious Flower Poetry Center) received $38,000 from Target Corp. for a kindergarten through 12th grade curriculum for Black History Month to develop materials to allow students to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of African American poetry. 12
2006 December Grant Mohler Dr. Debra L. Mohler (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $55,000 from the Petroleum Research Fund to develop a quantitative understanding of the relationship between molecular structure and electron transfer dynamics. 12
2006 December Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $2,655 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Free Clinic to provide volunteer outpatient health services. 12
2006 December Grant Saunders Dr. Michael J. Saunders (Associate Professor, Kinesiology) received $10,000 from PacificHealth Labs for "Effects of Carbohydrate/Protein Administration on Physiological and Psychological Recovery During Intense Bicycle Training" to examine the effects of CHO+P ingestion during simulated mountain bike racing performed in-the-field and the role of CHO+P ingestion on central and peripheral fatigue. 12
2006 December Grant Stover Lynne F. Stover (Teacher Consultant, Center for Economic Education) received $503 from the National Council on Economic Education to conduct a teacher-training workshop on the Mathematics and Economics: Connections for Life, 3-5 curriculum series. 12
2006 December Grant VanWyk Dr. Leonard A. VanWyk (Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $51,580 from the National Science Foundation for "REU: Mathematics Research for Undergraduates at James Madison University" to provide student researchers with an authentic mathematical research experience and opportunities for interaction among diverse students. 12
2006 December Grant Wishon Dr. Phillip M. Wishon (Dean, College of Education) received $39,605 from the College of William and Mary for "Teacher Education and Licensure: Working Conditions" to develop a system for collecting quantifiable data and gathering subjective data on such things as school size, location, sense of teacher empowerment and autonomy, and other environmental concerns. 12
2006 December Grant Wunderlich Dr. Roshna E. Wunderlich (Associate Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to examine the biomechanics of bipedal locomotion in Propithecus verreauxi. 12
2006 December Performance Ohara A dance choreographed by Shane O'Hara (Professor, Dance) was performed by five University of Maryland dancers at the school's fall concert. 12
2006 December Performance Thompson Cynthia Thompson (Professor, Dance) performed a solo in Shannon Hummel's New York company CORA's concert at Rhode Island University Dec. 2 and 3. 12
2006 December Presentation Minor Dobner Dr. Janice L. Minor (Assistant Professor, Music) presented an invited workshop, "Clarinet 1, 2, 3 D Clarinet 101: The Basic Fundamental Skills and Repertoire for Clarinet Every Director Should Know for Their Beginner to College Level Student," Dec. 22 during the five-day 60th Annual Midwest Clinic: An International Band and Orchestra Conference in Chicago. Approximately 300 band directors attended her workshop, which featured Dr. Gabriel T. Dobner (Assistant Professor, Music) as piano accompanist. 12
2006 November Award Stover Lynne F. Stover (Teacher Consultant, Center for Economic Education) was recognized as one of two Rookies of the Year by the National Association of Economic Educators at the organization's national conference held in New York in October. The award recognizes "an individual who has 'hit the ground running' and taken up the challenge of providing economic education program or services as appropriate to their position." 11
2006 November Service Buckley Lewis Dr. Liam Buckley (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) and Dr. Laura Lewis (Associate Professor, Anthropology) were named the new editors of Visual Anthropology Review, the official journal of the Society for Visual Anthropology, a section of the American Anthropological Association. 11
2006 November Service Kimsey Dr. William D. Kimsey (Professor, Communication Studies) was recertified as a court-referred mediator through the Office of Dispute Resolution Services, Supreme Court of Virginia. At the National Communication Association conference in San Antonio, Texas, Nov. 16-17, 2006, Kimsey served as chair of a panel, "Value-Added Measurement Strategies: Practical Aplications for the Assessment of the Communication Major and General Education Communication Competencies," Nov. 16; and as chair of a panel, "The Theory and Practice of Non-Traditional Mediation," Nov. 17; and Kimsey also presented a paper, "Faith-Based Disputes and Mediation Intervention: An Application of the Seven-Phase Model of Conflict," Nov. 17. Kimsey published an article, "Seven-Phase Model of Conflict: Practical Applications for Conflict Mediators and Leaders" in Conflict Resolution Quarterly, Vol. 23(4), Summer 2006, pp. 487-499. 11
2006 November Service Woody Dr. John M. Woody (Professor, Media Arts and Design) was selected one of seven judges for the first Apple Insomnia Film Festival for university students. Woody will join Fred Armisen and Jason Sudeikis of "Saturday Night Live," actor, director and author Matthew Modine, Randy Nelson and Rebecca Stockley of Pixar University, which provides training and education for all of Pixar's employees, and John Shenk, documentary filmmaker, cinematographer and founder of Actual Films, on the panel. The film festival challenges students to write, shoot and edit a short film in just one day. 11
2006 November Publication Geier Reeves Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) and Matthew B. Reeves (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anthropology) with David G. Orr edited a textbook, "Huts and History: The Historical Archaeology of Military Encampment During the American Civil War," which was published by the University Press of Florida. 11
2006 November Publication Harlacker Dr. Leslie Harlacker (Visiting Assistant Professor, Anthropology) published "Knowledge and Know-How in the Oldowan: An Experimental Approach," in Apel, J. and K. Knutsson, eds., Skilled Production and Social Reproduction: Aspects of Traditional Stone-Tool Technologies, Uppsala: Societas Archaeological Upsaliensis (2006) pp. 219-243. 11
2006 November Publication Lewis Dr. Laura Lewis (Associate Professor, Anthropology) published the article, "Home is Where the Heart Is: Afro-Latino Migration and Cinder-Block Homes on Mexico's Costa Chica" in the South Atlantic Quarterly special issue, "The Last Frontier: The Contemporary Configuration of the U.S.-Mexico Border," 105:4, Fall 2006. This issue of SAQ is featured in the Duke University Press Fall/Winter 06 Books catalog. 11
2006 November Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Assistant Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies; Research Fellow, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) published a review essay, "Beyond Power Politics: International Law and Human Rights Discourse in the Post-9/11 World," in Human Rights & Human Welfare, volume 6, 2006. Pham reviewed "Imperialism, Sovereignty and the Making of International Law" by Antony Anghie. 11
2006 November Grant Aboutabl Dr. Mohamed S. Aboutabl (Assistant Professor, Computer Science; Researcher, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) received $5,000 from Engedi Technologies Inc. to provide laboratory testing of the Secure Remote Management Drive. 11
2006 November Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Adjunct Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $35,000 from the Department of Social Services for "Healthy Families of Page County" to assure the continuation and expansion of services for at-risk new parents and young families. 11
2006 November Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received $19,916 from the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining to provide the global mine action community with easy access to the current international mine action standards and information about the development of International and National Mine Action Standards. 11
2006 November Grant Gardner Kristin M. Gardner (Peer Program Coordinator, University Health Center) received $8,000 from the Virginia Department of Health to establish policies that support smoking cessation services through the use of normalizing non-smoking advertising. 11
2006 November Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $6,124 from the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation to provide a cultural resources survey of the New and Old Flint Hill parcels that lie northwest of the community of Fisher's Hill in Shenandoah County, Va. 11
2006 November Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $238,147 from the Virginia Department of Education for the Shenandoah Valley Migrant Education Program to provide supplemental educational services to the children of migrant farm workers in collaboration with local school districts and to assess language and educational experience and progress of individual students. Hubbell also received $15,315 from the Central Shenandoah Health District for "FutureBuild: Teen Pregnancy Prevention" to provide oversight and programs to decrease the number of out-of-wedlock births in the area and $4,250 from the Department of Social Services for "View Funds" to help teenagers improve decision-making skills to make competent decisions about their futures. 11
2006 November Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $34,286 from the Virginia Public Broadcasting Board to provide radio reading services. 11
2006 November Grant Linn Henderson Bright Dr. Reid J. Linn (Dean, College of Graduate and Outreach Programs), Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-Director, Training/Technical Assistance Center) and Melinda B. Bright (Co-Director, T/TAC) received $1,751,134 from the Virginia Department of Education to support state directed and regional/local activities for the Virginia Department of Education Training/Technical Assistance Centers. 11
2006 November Grant Marler Dr. Jeffrey A. Marler (Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $8,000 from the National Williams Syndrome Association to investigate chromosome band 7q11.23 for possible candidate gene(s) causing the sensorineural hearing loss that has recently been identified in adults and children with Williams Syndrome. 11
2006 November Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $66,069 from Virginia Commonwealth University to promote health careers and access to primary care for medically underserved populations through community-academic partnerships. Nye also received $12,500 from Rockingham Memorial Hospital to make health care more accessible to the immigrant community of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. He also received $9,883 from VCU to train persons in providing interpretation in health and medical care encounters. 11
2006 November Grant Odonoghue Dr. Cynthia R. O'Donoghue (Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $31,726 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide three seminars and content-level expertise to support two Web-based study modules concerning dysphagia. 11
2006 November Grant Reed Dr. Vicki A. Reed (Head and Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $97,041 from the Virginia Department of Education to assist bachelor's degree level speech-language clinicians employed by public schools to obtain master's degrees. 11
2006 November Grant Reisner Dr. Barbara A. Reisner (Associate Professor, Chemistry) received $500 from the Virginia Academy of Science to support an undergraduate researcher's efforts to identify the effects of structure directing agent and reaction conditions on the ionthermal synthesis of open-framework aluminophosphate materials. 11
2006 November Grant Schwartz Dr. Katherine A. Schwartz (Associate Professor, Art and Art History) received $2,500 from the Arts Council of the Valley for the JMU Summer Art Education Program to teach students to see, create and understand art and to make informed judgments about works of art. 11
2006 November Grant Seal Dr. Brenda C. Seal (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $38,127 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide educational interpreters with a new DVD, "Teacher Sampler for sign-to-voice interpreting," and a three-credit course on educational interpreting. 11